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In Lingerie retired, will be bred to Frankel
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber announced Monday that their Grade 1 winner In Lingerie has been retired from racing. The 3-year-old Empire Maker filly will be bred to two-time Cartier European Horse of the Year and Juddmonte Farms stallion Frankel in 2013, his first season at Banstead Manor Farm in England.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, In Lingerie won four of eight career starts, all this year, and earned $712,265. She won the Bourbonette Oaks in March and followed with a win in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. She was third in the Coaching Club American Oaks and second in the Alabama Stakes before tallying her Grade 1 triumph in the Spinster Stakes. She concluded her career with an unplaced effort in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Several days after that race, she was offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale, but was bought back on a final bid of $2.2 million.
In a press release, Eclipse Thoroughbreds Partners’s Aron Wellman and Barber offered: “It was a true privilege to be able to campaign In Lingerie this past season. She is a magnificent filly and took us to the top of the mountain from coast to coast, providing many glorious thrills along the way.
“Being in this game for the sport of it, it is difficult to let go of such a phenomenal racehorse capable of headlining major races in coming seasons, but when the opportunity to breed In Lingerie to Frankel becomes a reality, the decision was a no-brainer.”
In Lingerie is out of the Grade 2-winning Storm Cat mare Cat Chat, and her second dam is champion filly Phone Chatter.
Maybe her side will dominate & she will produce a classic distance foal. Frankel bred to less will produce a 6 furlong foal. Don't look for Frankel to be like Mr. Prospector.
Greed, tied up with a bow. How many animals make it past two or three with Pletcher's funny stuff. Then all this stuff about a world class sire, the colt just retired. These so called high class connections are just trashy. I'll ever bet a Pletcher, Dutrow or now Maker horse, ever.
I'll never support retiring a sound horse after their 3 year old season. In my opinion horses should run from age 3-5 if healthy.
My guess, Pletcher strikes again.
So, just as she's reaching the pinnacle of her form they retire her? Unless she has an injury that we haven't heard about, this move seems stupid. And for her owners to pay $200K for Frankel who is unproven as a sire is just even more ludicrous. Sigh.
I personally don't have much interest in her, but this is a perfect example of the lack of sportsmanship that is becoming so commonplace in this sport. The gambling will go on, but the "sport" is eating itself alive.
just sucks this has turned into a world of breeding rather then racing i guess its just what makes the most cash
The jokes write themselves.... "Frankel In Lingerie" !! Bobby would howl about THAT headline!!
So they cover a Filly with a Colt. This is world class breeding?
Rarely do they write an article of this nature with no mention of injury nor soundness at the time of retirement...I'm curious...Did TP injury another top star?